Excessive Heat and Critical Fire Weather in the Southwest; Severe Weather Threats Increase Sunday in the Plains

Strong high pressure is keeping temperatures hot across much of the west and south, with excessive Heat in the desert southwest. These conditions are also producing critical fire weather threats in the Four Corners area and interior northern California. Severe thunderstorms are possible in the Plains, Mid-South, and Mid-Atlantic this weekend; with very large hail threats in the Plains Sunday.
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Last Update: 348 PM EDT Sat Jun 23 2018

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Melbourne, FL Local Forecast Office

9NM E St. Lucie Inlet FL

Marine Zone Forecast


Synopsis: The axis of the Atlantic high pressure ridge will remain south of the local waters through tonight before drifting slowly northward across central Florida early next week. Benign sea conditions will continue at least through the middle of next week, though the Treasure Coast waters may see short wave periods due to the lee-side shadow of the northern Bahamas. A few stronger storms are possible late today, mainly along the immediate coast and over the Intracoastal Waterway.

.GULF STREAM HAZARDS...None.

The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream based on the Real Time Ocean Forecast System as of Saturday June 23rd.

42 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet. 32 nautical miles east of Port Canaveral. 25 nautical miles east of Sebastian Inlet. 16 nautical miles east of Fort Pierce Inlet. 9 nautical miles east of Saint Lucie Inlet.

Tonight
East to southeast winds 5 knots becoming west towards daybreak. Seas 1 foot with a dominant period 8 seconds. Smooth on the intracoastal waters. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. chance of showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Sunday
Variable morning winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot with a dominant period 5 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 3 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Monday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of thunderstorms and slight chance of showers in the morning.
Monday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers. Chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
South winds 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.
Wednesday Night
Southwest winds 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday
South winds 5 knots becoming southeast in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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Last Update: 348 PM EDT Sat Jun 23 2018
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